Federico Fellini

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Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was an Italian film director and scriptwriter.

  • Talks about color, intellect, LSD and how they affected his art in 1965 BBC interview.
  • "objects and their functions no longer had any significance. All I perceived was perception itself, the hell of forms and figures devoid of human emotion and detached from the reality of my unreal environment. I was an instrument in a virtual world that constantly renewed its own meaningless image in a living world that was itself perceived outside of nature. And since the appearance of things was no longer definitive but limitless, this paradisiacal awareness freed me from the reality external to my self. The fire and the rose, as it were, became one.
-I'm a born liar: a Fellini lexicon by Federico Fellini and Damian Pettigrew, p. 91